Monthly Archives: March 2013


Injured firefighter thanks Little Compton, Tiverton rescuers

Injured firefighter thanks Little Compton, Tiverton rescuers

TIVERTON — Robert Forand, a Fall River firefighter “helping a buddy” with some carpentry work on the morning of Wednesday, March 13, fell 18 feet from staging outside a Little Compton house into a basement bulkhead that was eight feet below grade. After being extricated from that confined space, he was rushed to a baseball

Granite Bridge on Bread and Cheese Brook

Help clean up Westport’s woods trails

Volunteers are invited to enjoy a hike and help clean winter’s debris at the Brookside Conservation Area this Friday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. Meet at the property on American Legion Highway about .8 miles east of Route 88.  Wear sturdy shoes and heavy gloves.  Bring your own loppers and water to drink. 


Cape Verdean Prime Minister Neves visits East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — An eager and enthusiastic audience of some 100 area residents greeted Cape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center on Grosvenor Avenue in city mid-day Saturday, March 30. Prime Minister Neves spent a few hours in East Providence greeting and speaking with locals of Cape Verdean

East Providence Police arrest two on counterfeit gift card charges

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced the arrest of two suspects in possession of several thousands of dollars worth of fake gift cards. Sherlyn Oplan, 29, of  1530 Albany Street New York, N.Y., was charged with 147 counts of Forgery & Counterfeiting and 138 counts of Conspiracy. Luc Beaubrun, 25, of 1902

Lambert named animal control officer; Quinn to lead COA for now

In a long and sometimes contentious meeting, the Board of Selectmen last week managed to resolve for now two appointments that have been the source of discussion for many weeks. The board reappointed Donna Lambert to the post of animal control officer (with conditions), and it named Christine Quinn to serve as interim director of

Michael P. Sullivan

Sullivan enters Planning Board contest as write-in candidate

Michael P. Sullivan issued a statement this week formally announcing his write-in candidacy for the Planning Board in the Westport election on Tuesday, April 9. “Recent experiences in local government affairs shed light on the necessity for more collaboration with all town boards and departments in order to effectively administer the bylaws, ordinances and regulations.  The


East Providence Budget Commission signs off on TANs, approves custodial contract at final meeting

EAST PROVIDENCE — After receiving several platitudes upon its impending departure, the East Providence Budget Commission did give its approval to several noteworthy issues at its final scheduled meeting held Thursday, March 28, at City Hall. The Commission is ending its 15-month run of oversight of city affairs. Thursday, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and State

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